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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Common five-a-side football injuries

    Five-a-side football is a popular sport played by all different types of people young or old. However, like most sports there are common football injuries linked to this sport. One of the most common causes of injury are slips, trips and falls.

    What types of slip, trip and fall football injuries are caused in five-a-side?

    There are a variety of ways in which a slip, trip or fall can cause injuries in the sport. One such accident you see happening quite a bit are tackles. If minor the fall injury may only be a graze or bruise. However, at its worst, a trip injury from a tackle can be a broken bone or torn ligament depending on how you fall.

    What other slip, trip or fall football injuries are common?

    Another common injury is caused when a footballer jumps to head the ball and falls badly. This fall injury may be sustained due to colliding with someone else jumping up for the ball or it could be simply from landing awkwardly. The scale of fall injuries is similar to that caused by tackles.

    These are two common types of injury which both involve a slip, trip or fall in some form. However, there are many other injuries linked to football from strained muscles to the common bruises from general trips and falls on the pitch, especially when the pitch is particularly wet.

    Whilst recovering from any particularly severe injuries such as broken bones or strained muscles you should  avoid playing for a while in order to heal properly so that you don’t have another slip, trip or fall and make things worse.

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    If you have had a slip, trip or fall off the pitch within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip or fall injury claims. With years of experience behind us, we will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall claim without stepping foot in court.

    To find out more speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much your fall injury claim could be worth.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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